Rare October typhoon hits South Korea, charges toward Japan

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Super Typhoon Chaba, October 4, 2016. Image source: NASA / Earth Observatory

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When typhoon Chaba landed in Busan around 11 a.m. Wednesday, the waves – some as high as 4 meters – flooded over the breakwater and poured into the streets of high-rise apartment complex Marine City in Haeundae District. Videos posted by residents on social media showed seawater flooding the streets…

Read Full Article, Korea Jongang Daily (10-06-2016)

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